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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
Reviewed 15 October 2016

For being in the jungle, in the middle of nowhere, this hotel is perfect for a relaxing day, amazing views and great sights. The rooms are simple, bed, mosquito net and bathroom. The power (from a generator) is on only for a couple of hours a day however the meals were excellent and going to see the giant otters, caimans...

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inkanatura, Senior Travel Advisor at Sandoval Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for sharing your experience Best regards Carmen Maria

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This is a really beautiful location in which to stay and experience the Amazon Jungle. Our guide was excellent so we managed to see an amazing variety of birds animals insects and reptiles, more than we could have hoped. Top tips are bring flip flops (no shoes allowed in doors) pack more insect repellent than you think you need and...

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Dear guests Thank you for sharing your expeprience. We are glad you enjoyed your stay Regards

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 29 August 2016

A small piece of soap and mosquito nets brings us all back to our humble existence that no matter how much money you have cannot buy. Meals are simple and lights to go out by 10pm. It's a long house thus noises travel open right through the rooms.

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Originally travel agency booked us at Hacienda Conception, last minute switched us to Sandoval. So glad they did. We arrived late, it was dark by the time we hiked in, but that made the hike very exciting, what a great start. We saw snake, cayman, many tarantulas, and bullet ants. The room was clean, neat and well maintained. No insect...

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Dear guest Thank you for sharing your experience and we are more than glad that you enjoyed your stay

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Reviewed 17 July 2016

I enjoyed enormously every momeng spent in Sandoval Lake. Quiet place, comfortable stay attentive staff and incredibly beautiful surroundings. Don't mention the unique experience of bird watching, jungle secrets, night walks, sunset and sunrize views and of cause the wonderful world of otters, monkeys, caimans etc. A lot of thanks to our personal juide John that made our stay unforgettable.

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Dear guest Thank you for sharing your experience. We are glad that you enjoyed the trip Regards

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Imagine the most beautiful tropical lake possible and you'll have some idea of this location. Mirror reflections of the sunset and dawn. The white trunks of fruit-laden palm-trees, draped with vines and flowers. Particularly at dawn, a higher density of wildlife than we saw anywhere else in Peru - and that's really saying something. The giant otters often dived under...

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Dear guest Thank you for sharing your experience. Indeed spending at least 1 night in Sandoval Lake Lodge will allow you not only to appreciate sun rise and sunsent but to enjoy the activities that take place such as the Giant Otters gettingout their hide out in the early morning of in the late afternoon when they return. As for...

Salt Lake City
Reviewed 2 July 2016

We spent 3 nights at Sandoval Lake Lodge. We arrived late in the afternoon, as we entered the lake on a canoe, the scene was breathtaking! The lake was like glass, reflecting the greenery around the edge and beautiful blue skies. The accomodations were very adequate. Food as good except one night, the chicken was very over cooked and dry,...

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InkaNaturaTravelWeb, Inkanatura Travel Sales Team at Sandoval Lake Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks very much for your message. We are glad you have enjoyed your staying and activities with us. We look forward to your next visit. Kind Regards, Inkanatura Travel Sales Team

Reviewed 15 June 2016

I wnat to go back and visit this amazing place: Sandoval Lake. This lagune was formed naturally as the natural course of the river changed. In the Amazon nothing last for ever! It is so natural!!! The scenery is diverse, spontaneous... It is honestly breeathtaking. There are lodges for an aditional adventure of staying in the middle of the natural...

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Dear guest Thank you for sharing your experience. We are glad you enjoyed your stay We hope you will be able to come soon and maybe combine the trip with a visit to Heath River Wildlife Center

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Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We had the most amazing 4 days at the lodge. Fantastic trips on the lake and great jungle walks. Our guide Oscar was very knowledgeable and interesting. A big thank you to All the staff who helped when my husband realised that he had left his passport on the plane from Lima to Puerto Maldonado. They took him to get...

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Dear Guest, Thanks very much for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your staying with us. You are welcome to come again at any time, we look forward to assist you in your future trip with us. Sincerely, Inkanatura Travel Team

Port Orchard, Washington
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We stayed three nights and had a very good experience! All meals are provided, all meals come out in courses, very good! Always something a little different, but keep in mind, everything has to come by boat, then carried in by hand. The room and grounds are very clean. We stayed in room 13, from the room we seen all...

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Dear guest Thank you for sharing your experience. We are glad you enjoyed your stay Regards

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Sandoval Lake Lodge: Located deep in Peru's Tambopata National Reserve, our Sandoval Lake lodge overlooks sparkling, palm-rimmed Sandoval Lake, the most beautiful and wildlife-rich of all lakes in Tambopata-Madidi. This privileged location gives you exclusive access to the lake in the early morning and late afternoon, the choice hours for wildlife viewing and photography. No other lodge in Tambopata-Madidi is on the banks of a protected oxbow lake. Our short Sandoval Lake Lodge program includes two nights of fully-screened accommodation in 25 double-occupancy rooms complete with en suite facilities with hot-water showers, electricity (*), fans, meals, airport transfers in Puerto Maldonado, naturalist guides, lake excursions by day in search of Giant Otters, monkeys, and macaws, forest excursions, night excursions in search of caimans, and evening slide shows. Our lodge specializes in small groups and individualized attention in our overriding quest to conserve the lake and surrounding rainforest. Sandoval Lake Lodge is built out of ecologically-correct driftwood mahogany and is owned jointly by a nonprofit conservation group and five families of indigenous Brazil nut collectors. (*) Three times per day: from 5:00 to 6:00 am, from noon to 4:00 pm and from 17:30 to 22:30 pm. ... more   less 

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Address: Puerto Maldonado Peru, Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Region: Peru > Madre de Dios Region > Puerto Maldonado
Price Range: £324 - £330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Sandoval Lake Lodge 1*
Number of rooms: 25
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“All rooms are open aired thus you can actually hear your next door neighbour”
  • Very simple amenity
 of 5 bubbles Kosing2015, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“It's important to make sure you are not next door to a snorer, because there is no noise mitigation whatsoever.”
 of 5 bubbles 123Familytraveller, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“rooms are assigned, we had a snorer in the group and they moved him as far as possible from others.”
 of 5 bubbles csmslc, 1 Jul 2016 | Read review
“room 13 was great”
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